Corrosion Research and Corrosion Testing at Fraunhofer IISB
Corrosion and corrosion protection are being researched at Fraunhofer IISB. Various environmental tests, for example, damp heat tests, temperature shock tests, and corrosive gas tests are conducted. Within the investment program of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) for microelectronic research, which is called the “Research Fab Microelectronics Germany” (FMD), new equipment and systems are procured. These include a new temperature shock chamber with a wider temperature range and a higher maximum temperature; a corrosive gas test chamber with a higher possible temperature, humidity, and gas concentration; a HAST (highly accelerated stress test) system, also referred to as pressure cooker, for accelerated testing with high humidity, high temperature and air pressure, and a salt spray test chamber.